2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 15, 2010 12:58 PM by jdanniel

    Can a Drop Down Box Fill Color Change Based on the Selection in the Box?

    jdanniel

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      Can a Drop Down Box Fill Color Change Based on the Selection in the Box?

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      Hi everyone.

      I’m using FileMaker 10, and am now working on a music collection database.  There are six genres of music, and each genre is color-coded. 

      I’ve created a field that is a drop-down box with six different colors:

      1. Blue
      2. Green
      3. Orange
      4. Red
      5. White
      6. Yellow

      Now…here’s what I want to do with the layout, if it’s possible:  I’d like the fill color for the drop down box to change to the color I’ve selected. 

      For example, if I select Green, I want the fill color for the box to change to a light green (light, so I can read the text).  Or, if I select Yellow, I want the drop-down box to change to a light yellow fill color.

      Is this possible to do?  Is it simple or complicated? 

      If it’s complicated, then is it possible to create a separate drop-down menu that contains colors, instead of text? 

      None of this is really a big deal, and if it’s not possible, or too difficult, I can live without it.  But if it can be done, and can be easy enough for a novice to do, then I’d like to try it.

      Thank you!

      Jd